National Identities explores the correlation/mapping between identity, people, state and nation, and examines the complexities of how national identities are created, represented and adopted in any period from antiquity to the current day, and from any geographical location. The focus of the journal is on identity, on how cultural factors (language, architecture, music, gender, religion, the media, sport, encounters with ‘the other’ etc.) and political factors (state forms, wars, boundaries) contribute to the formation and expression of national identities and on how these factors have been shaped and changed over time. The historical significance of ‘nation’ in political and cultural terms is considered in relationship to other important and in some cases countervailing forms of identity such as religion, region, tribe or class.
The variety of viewpoints published in the journal engenders a multifaceted understanding of national identity, and the journal therefore welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplines, including literature, history, geography, religion, sociology, and architecture among others. Comparative perspectives are encouraged, and the journal features regular review essays as well as book reviews.
EditorialCelia Jenkins, Suavi Aydın & Umit CetinPages: 1-7 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1244934
The emergence of Alevism as an ethno-religious identitySuavi AydınPages: 9-29 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1244521
Constructing a social space for Alevi political identity: religion, antagonism and collective passionOmer TekdemirPages: 31-51 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1247259
The AKP, sectarianism, and the Alevis’ struggle for equal rights in TurkeyAyfer Karakaya-StumpPages: 53-67 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1244935
Thoughts on the rhetoric that women and men are equal in Alevi belief and practice (Alevilik) – to SongülNimet OkanPages: 69-89 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1244936
Television and the making of a transnational Alevi identityKumru Berfin Emre CetinPages: 91-103 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1247260
From a ‘sort of Muslim’ to ‘proud to be Alevi’: the Alevi religion and identity project combatting the negative identity among second-generation Alevis in the UKCelia Jenkins & Umit CetinPages: 105-123 / DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2016.1244933
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